The writers at CatholicTeenBooks.com always amaze me with the quality of their stories. All of the writers are experienced novelists in their own right, but when they come together to collaborate on a short story collection, they truly shine.
Their latest effort Treasures: Visible and Invisible features eight stories that move through history from 4th century Ireland to a dystopian future. What ties the stories together? A shamrock-shaped stone that St. Patrick found which helped give him the idea of explaining the Trinity as a clover. As the stone touches various lives through the ages, it brings with it a measure of protection and the ability to work miracles through St. Patrick’s intercession. Each of the stories can stand on its own, but when taken together, they present a compelling portrait of the power of prayer and the mystery of God’s ways.
Treasures: Visible and Invisible makes for great reading for St. Patrick Day (or any time of year!) for teens and older.
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Here is a quick summary of the eight stories:
Treasures: Visible & Invisible
by Theresa Linden, Susan Peek, Antony Kolenc, Amanda Lauer Carolyn Astfalk, Leslea Wahl, T.M. Gaouette, and Corinna Turner.
- A teen boy sets out to save a friend from pagan druids, but maybe he’s the one who needs saving.
- Between a baffling scripture verse and a visit from Heaven, a young monk is in for the surprise of his life.
- A young girl seeks a mysterious treasure that holds the key to granting a nun’s dying wish.
- Honora is desperate—then a peculiar clover and a mysterious young man change everything.
- William’s weekend job is a little gift from heaven, but now his family needs a real miracle.
- When threatened by mobsters, Grace receives help from a surprising source.
- Alone and afraid, a young girl finds friendship in a stranger. But could this boy be trouble?
- Kyle was determined to save the precious relic – but now his whole family is in danger.
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